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You are an international student if you will require a visa to attend The University of Tulsa. U.S. citizens and permanent residents should apply using the domestic student application. You are considered a transfer student if you have attended another university following high school graduation. Students with fewer than 48 hours of college credit need to submit a high school transcript in addition to college transcripts. You are considered a first-year student if you are entering university for the first time.
In order to have sufficient time to have an application processed, submit all documents, apply for a student visa, and travel to the US, students are advised to allow at least two to three months to complete the entire procedure. Visit International Student & Scholar Services for additional support.
- $60 nonrefundable application fee
- Passport bio page
- An International Application for Admission. TU also accepts the Common App.
- Official transcripts from all secondary/high school and university-level study. Official transcripts must be sent by your school to TU directly at email@example.com, via mail or through electronic transcript delivery. Certified copies are only acceptable when original transcripts are unavailable. Do not send TU your only original transcript because we are unable to return it to you.
- Official IGCSE, A-Level, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, or Advanced Placement results if taken.
- Evidence of English proficiency.
- Confirmation of Financial Resources. Proof of financial support for 1 year of study and living expenses must be on file at The University of Tulsa before an I-20 for F-1 student visa support is issued.
- Counselor or teacher recommendation letters
- Personal essay
- SAT or ACT scores
- Send your scores directly from the testing agency using the ETS (TOEFL/SAT) institution code: 6883 or the ACT institution code: 3444.
International students can transfer college/university credits to The University of Tulsa.
- Apply to The University of Tulsa and submit all of the required materials.
- Ask the registrar at each institution to send your official transcripts to The University of Tulsa.
- If your transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, send your course descriptions with certified translations. Advisers may ask for course syllabi as well.
- A TU adviser will evaluate your courses and tell you how many transfer credits TU will accept. They will also tell you how many credits you will need to complete your degree.
- You must complete the final 45 credit hours of your program at The University of Tulsa in order to receive a degree.
- TU does not require secondary school transcripts if you have successfully completed more than 48 semester hours of academic credit.
- You must be in good standing at the institutions you have attended.
- If you have been dismissed or suspended from any college or university, TU will not consider you for admission for at least one year.
- TU will not apply credit from another college or university during the dismissal period unless approved by the readmitting dean.
- Students who were dismissed by The University of Tulsa must petition the dean of their college of enrollment for readmission.
- TU also accepts IB, AP, and A-Level (with department approval) credits, but if you complete these exams in secondary school, you will be considered a freshman.
If you will be sponsored by a government or agency, your sponsors must provide a signed and/or certified, official letter dated within the last 12 months that indicates that the sponsor will cover all costs. TU will also accept letters issued for admission purposes only.
If you intend to have your spouse and/or children accompany you, the sponsorship letter should also mention coverage of your dependents. If the sponsorship letter does not include your spouse and children, you must provide evidence of sufficient financial means of support for dependents on your Confirmation of Financial Resources.